To Catch His Mate by Savannah Stuart

To Catch His MateTitle:  To  Catch His Mate
Series:  Crescent Moon #5
Author:  Savannah Stuart
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  December 15, 2015
Publisher:  KR Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When she ran, she didn’t think he’d follow…

Pack princess Alyssa Clare was trying to come up with ways to get out of her arranged mating to alpha wolf Reece O’Shea—until she meets the powerful male. After getting to know him, mating doesn’t seem like such a bad idea anymore. But when he makes it clear she’s just a business arrangement for him and his pack, she calls off the mating and heads south to stay with a friend to lick her wounds in private.

But he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.

Reece can’t let Alyssa go, not when he’s completely fallen for the sweet, sexy female. He doesn’t care about the arranged mating deal, he just wants her and has no idea why she ran. To win her back he infiltrates another alpha’s territory, knowing it could mean his death. Luckily Grant Kincaid allows him in his domain—as long as Alyssa is okay with it. Convincing her that she’s all he wants is a bigger challenge than he imagined. But he’s not giving up, because he knows she’s the one he’s meant to be with forever.

Read on for my thoughts on To Catch His Mate.  No true spoilers, promise.

An arranged marriage to reinforce the loyalty between packs might not be ideal, but it is often a way of life especially for the daughter of the pack Alpha.  Alyssa wanted no part of a political pairing – it just wasn’t right to spend her life with someone who was not her mate.  And she would do just about anything to not go through with the marriage – until she meet Reece and knew there he was her mate.  What once was a chore to be avoided at all costs n ow seemed like a fairy tale come true.  Until she overheard a conversation that changed everything.

Reece couldn’t believe the fates could be so kind to him in one moment – and then take it all away in another.  Alyssa was a political mate, he had accepted that and the two packs needed a strengthening bond so this marriage would seal that.  He never expected to find his true mate in the daughter of the Alpha.  He could not wait to claim her as his mate for all time.  When Alyssa suddenly called off the marriage and left he was stunned and admittedly angry.  Why?  It made no sense for he had felt her attraction for him as well.

Reece will do anything to win back Alyssa – even risk his life for the mate he knows he is destined to have by his side.  It’s not going to be easy, but somehow he has to fix whatever went wrong for Alyssa is worth any risk.

To Catch His Mate is a short novella packed full of story.  Alyssa is a strong character who will not settle for less than a true mating and takes crap from no one especially her intended.  One careless comment spoken at the wrong time was all it took for Alyssa to cut and run.  Reece is of course all powerful and protective – but he is also a man who learns from his mistakes – and did he ever make a huge one.  The risks he will take to win Alyssa back speak to the kind of man he truly is deep inside.  And a mate will do anything to be with his fated mate – even if he has to grovel, without truly grovelling cos Alpha male and all that.  🙂

I would recommend To Catch His Mate to anyone who loves a good Shifter romance, and of course those that are following the Crescent Moon series.  I will admit that I would have enjoyed a slightly longer story, even for a novella.  But what I got was a very enjoyable reading experience.  (Hey, I always want more of a good story – but it’s not my story to tell)

*I received an e-ARC of To Catch His Mate from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

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